Whores' Glory Reviews
"Whores' Glory" takes a deadpan, nonjudgmental approach, which generally works well, even if the fly-on-the-wall technique makes clear that what attracts flies usually stinks.
Austrian documentarian Michael Glawogger takes his cameras to three red-light districts around the world, and finds life is miserable for the women who work in the world's oldest profession - and for the men who pay cash for sex.
The hopelessness of (the prostitute's) situation sometimes infests Glawogger's film, making it all seem pointlessly depressing at times, but it is a powerful work nevertheless.
The film's break from the usual earnest, stat-filled expose is a large part of its appeal, and Glawogger's attention to color and composition don't diminish the quality of the testimony or dip into raw exploitation.
One of the more problematic aspects of Glawogger's film is that he seems as interested in the aesthetics of global prostitution as he is in the lives of the women involved therein.